Garlic is a plant in the allium (onion) family;Each segment of a garlic bulb is called a clove.Going back to history,in the ancient garlic was used mainly for it's medicinal property.In Egyptian era,Greek,Roman and still Chinese era it was well documented.
          some medicinal and health values of garlic include the following:

  • Garlic contain potent medicinal compounds(sulfur,allicin,diallyl disulfide & s-allyl cysteine):                                                                    Allicin content of garlic lowers cholesterol level thereby preventing the low density lipoprotein (LDL) from oxidizing. Sulfur content of garlic is an important part of amino acid especially methionine and functions to resist bacteria,cleanses the blood and protect the protoplasm of the body cell;also important in enzyme reaction and protein synthesis.
  • Garlic can reduce blood pressure:                            The active ingredient  in garlic can drastically reduce high blood pressure.Studies have shown that garlic supplement has a significant impact in reducing blood pressure in people with high blood pressure.
  • Garlic improves physical activities:                                        It was used in the old to enhance the physical activities of labourers and reduce fatigue.
  • Garlic contains antioxidants:                                    Garlic's antioxidative property supports the body's protective mechanism against the oxidative damage caused by free radicals which increases aging processes.Also it's oxidative properties may reduce the risk of brain disease like Alzhelmer's disease and dementia.
  • Detoxification of heavy metals:                                     Heavy metals are lethal to health;the sulfur content of garlic has played role in protecting the body against organic damage from heavy metal toxicity.
  • Improves wound healing:                                               Due to it's anti microbia action, it acts as an effective herbal remedy for treating infected wound by placing 2 or 3 crushed cloves on the wound surface.
  • Boost digestion and improves bowel movement:         Daily consumption of raw garlic cloves with diets improves digestion and also eliminate colitis,dysentry e.t.c.and does not destroy the microflora.
  • Weight loss:                                                                       Garlic have been used for century as remedy for weight loss.Garlic increases thermogenesis leading to burning of body fat and prevent oxidation of LDL.
  • Increases libido:                                                               Garlic has libido inducing properties;therefore can be used as an effective libido inducer.
  • Inflammatory inhibitor:                                                         The active ingredient in garlic dries up the causative agent of inflammation through improving the immunity of the body and stimulating white blood cell production                   In conclusion; the health benefit of garlic cannot be over emphasized.garlic has been used in centuries past and also in present to treat and in production of some drugs;therefore  garlic is a powerful medicinal herb.